Few hours are left when Apple will be announcing the new iOS 6.0 software for iDevices at WWDC 2012. Following its own strict rules Apple is not allowing anyone to stream the event live this year too, but a number of technology blogs and tech journalists will be covering the event live through their auto-updating blog pages, twitter updates or Facebook status updates. Apple also tries its best to hide the every details of upcoming hardware and software. However Apple fan-boys always sniff out the loopholes and share the hidden secretes of the products before their actual release time.
This time MacRumors, one of leading Mac related news, posts the direct download links of iOS 6.0 beta and Safari 6.0 Beta, citing WeiPhone.com site as the original source of these links. Currently these links are not active but the source site claims that they will be made active just before the beginning or during the WWDC 2012.
The complete list of iOS 6 download links for iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, the new iPad, iPod Touch 4G and iPhone 3GS is here.
– Consumer: Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + Cellular (GSM), WiFi + Cellular (CDMA)
– Enterprise: Wi-Fi, WiFi + Cellular (GSM), WiFi + Cellular (CDMA)
– Consumer: Wi-Fi, WiFi + 3G (GSM), WiFi + 3G (CDMA), Revised Wi-Fi
– Enterprise: Wi-Fi, WiFi + 3G (GSM), WiFi + 3G (CDMA), Revised Wi-Fi
– Consumer: 4S, 4 (GSM), 4 (CDMA), 3GS
– Enterprise: 4S, 4 (GSM), 4 (CDMA), 3GS
– Consumer: 4th Generation
– Enterprise: 4th Generation
– Consumer: 2nd Generation, 3rd Generation
– iOS 6 Beta Guide (PDF)
– Installing Apple TV Software (PDF)
– Consumer: Safari 6 Developer Preview for Lion, Uninstaller
Right now if we click on these links, we are directed to a page which states that “Your Session has Expired”. But when we change the build number in these links, we see “Access denied” page which indicates that these links might be legit. As per Apple’s rules, the official beta links of iOS 6 will be made available for only those users who have developer account.
Interestingly there are no download links for iPad 1 and iPod Touch 3G in this list. The absence of iOS 6.0 links for these devices indicate that Apple might drop the support for these devices in this upcoming software.
Please stay tuned to this site for information.
Update: iOS 6 Beta 1 is now available for download from iOS Dev Centre. If you have developer account, you can log into your account and download this build.